June 22, 2017

A Morning Ritual

Happy Birthday Gracie ~ Now 9 Years Old

You wake my senses with love and charm
as you caress my sleeping form
that brings me from a deep slumber 
you wake me to light of an early morn

Sleepy eyed I look at you
excitement stirs in your heart
knowing I am now awake
brightens your  kitty play to start

Each morning you come to me
paw touches my closed eye or cheek
some days you lean against my side
you find your own safe place to sleep

And, some morns I wake up on my own
I wonder if you forgot me that day
how silly am I for there you come
you hear me stir as I get up on my way -

my Gracie

- Rhoda Galgiani